We all know that the main purpose of a recruitment agency is to help job seekers find new jobs, while helping companies find the right people for their open positions. Sadly, only a few people are aware of all the additional benefits that come with using a recruitment agency.
Partnering with a recruitment agency can prove to be extremely beneficial to your hiring managers as well as your company as a whole. Here are just seven reasons why.
One of the benefits of a recruitment agency is that they work with both employers looking for talent, as well as professionals seeking new opportunities. They are therefore uniquely positioned to act as a middleman between the two parties. Recruitment consultants possess valuable insight into how to avoid hiring undesirable candidates; they know who is looking for work, their qualifications, as well as their salary expectations.
A recruitment agency can take on the task of finding suitable candidates for a job once an employer has created a job opening and established the position's requirements. An ideal candidate is often the one who is not actively seeking a new position but is willing to pursue one if the right opportunity presented itself. Recruitment consultants have strong networks and can pinpoint where to find these individuals.
Specialist recruitment knowledge
You will find that your in-house recruitment team will have to conduct complex interviews for positions which they are not necessarily familiar with as your organisation grows and changes.
A recruitment agency has staff that specialise in recruiting within a particular market or industry. Therefore, they have a better understanding of technical roles and the skills they require. This allows them to identify transferrable skills which may be missed by others.
One benefit of working with a recruitment agency is the fact they spend all day, every day, assisting businesses across a wide spectrum of industries with their staffing needs. Due to this, they have significant expertise and insight into the jobs market, on the international, national, and local levels, which employers can draw upon when planning recruitment strategies.
Recruiters are knowledgeable about employer requirements, candidate expectations, and the impact of supply and demand on the labour market as a whole. Thus, they are in a unique position to assist employers in making informed decisions that will benefit the bottom line.
Deliver interim professionals
By using a recruitment agency, businesses can increase or decrease their employee levels as needed. Recruiters can not only identify professionals for permanent positions, but also individuals suitable for interim work.
You might find yourself in a position where your company needs to provide emergency cover for an absent employee who has become ill or left unexpectedly. Or maybe your company is about to embark on a big project for which it does not have enough employees.
Recruiters have available candidates on hand, who are eager to begin working right away, which means there is no time wasted getting these individuals up to speed and your company does not suffer a delay in any of its projects.
As an employer, the last thing you want is to make a job offer after identifying your ideal candidate only to discover that you have completely different ideas about salary and benefits. Recruitment agencies can assist in benchmarking salary levels against those of other companies in your industry and provide valuable resources before salary negotiations begin. They can help negotiate a mutually acceptable compensation package on behalf of both parties. When both parties are aware of each other's hopes and expectations, the chances of the deal closing are higher.
When a business uses a traditional hiring process, they are normally only able to make decisions based on CV’s and interviews. When deciding which candidates to interview, you have very little information to work with. As a result, you may never even interview the best candidate.
Recruitment agencies screen candidates by conducting in-depth interviews, tests, and other processes before submitting them to you for an interview. With a deeper understanding of their candidates' personalities and traits, they can better predict how well they will fit into your organisation.
That’s what we do!
One major benefit of working with a recruitment agency is that this is what we do! You can rely on us to help you with your hiring needs day in and day out. Our main goal is to help you find the best talent.
Get in touch with one of us today if you're looking to quickly fill open positions with qualified candidates! Let's work together to ensure the success of your company.